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North Sails Ireland, Cois Chuain,

O'Regan's Field, Myrtleville, Cork P43 V997

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The new water-ballasted JPK 1030
Alan Hannon's beautiful North Sails-powered "Coquine" has just taken to the seas in Bangor. She is a brand new JPK 1030 design from the JPK yard in France - a not-so-little sister to Paul O'Higgins' Dun Laoghaire-based all-conquering JPK 1080…
Europe's Largest Sail Loft at  North Sails in Gosport
North Sails Ireland is in the very fortunate position to be working directly with Europe's Largest Sail Loft, North Sails in Gosport. This loft really is something special in the variety of work handled here and the sheer volume of…
Double Olympic medallist (and skipper of
Greetings IRC racers here in Ireland! On Tuesday 6th, December, the RORC will host a panel discussion about 'How to optimize your boat under IRC’. This is a "must-see". North Sails' own double Olympic medallist (and skipper of "Green Dragon"…
IRC 1 winner 'Snapshot' flying her North Sails A2.5 and North Sails 3Di RAW Mainsail
Mike & Richie Evans have had a stunning two seasons aboard their 100% North Sails-powered "Snapshot". Their very first inshore regatta in 2021 was the hotly contested Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale in June 2021 - which they blitzed the fleet,…
North Sails One Design clients have had a stunning 2022 with our fantastic customers recording victories in so many World, European, National and Regional championships here in Ireland. For the month of October, we are running our 15% off season…
Huge congratulations to Peter Dunlop, Vicky Cox, and their wonderful team on "Mojito". They had an awesome season culminating in them winning the Wolf's Head Trophy for being the overall winner of the 2022 ISORA series. TREMENDOUS job, guys! The…
What a week that was for North Sails Ireland! Dragon Nationals HUGE congratulations to the "Little Fella" team of Cameron Good, Henry Kingston and Matias Helstern from Kinsale YC, who brought the Dragon Nationals back to Kinsale for the first…
Cape 31
Tis all happening here in North Sails Ireland! We had our first outing on the new Cape 31 "BLAST" here in Dublin Bay. This is the second Cape 31 in Ireland to be kitted out in a full North Sails…
North Sails Ireland will be providing overnight sail repair services for next week's Cork Week in Crosshaven
As has become our custom and practice over the past 15 years at most of the major events, North Sails Ireland will be providing overnight sail repair services for next week's Cork Week in Crosshaven. Our Service Manager Shane Hughes…
Colm Bermingham's Elan 333
It's great to be back! Huge congratulations to the team at Howth Yacht Club, led by the mighty Brian Turvey delivering the first major inshore event in Ireland since 2019. The competition was awesome, the race management excellent, the craic…
The sail on Perseus^3  is about the size of ten tennis courts
I was talking to Martin Lee this morning from North Sails UK. Martin has been in charge of the sail production floor for NSUK since 1994 and is one of the world's most experienced sailmakers. We were discussing manufacturing in…
Greeting sailors from us all here at North Sails Ireland! Things are getting moving now - the Axiom Private Clients April League is in full swing in Kinsale, they just finished their Frank Godsell March Series and AIB DBSC Spring…
49er crew Sean Waddilove crouching forward in super-light conditions
Greetings everyone from us here at North Sails Ireland. I was fortunate enough to get in a little "warm weather training" when I spent three days working with Irish Sailing’s performance squad at their winter training base in Lanzarote a…
North Sails Podcast Loft 57
Design is at the heart of every sail we build at North Sails, here in Ireland we take design seriously. From the initial consultation with our clients right through to the sail trial is all about the design. We are…
North Sails Helix headsails in action in the TP52 class
Happy new year everyone! North Sails Ireland is continuing to further push the boundaries of sail design and construction using our Helix load sharing technology. Helix is being continuously developed and refined by our designers at the very highest levels…
Mike & Richie Evans on ‘Snapshot’s’ maiden sail in May 2021. Along with Matthew O’Gorman from the North Sails Service Team
2021 was a busy year at the North Sails Ireland service loft. With a more regular sailing schedule back in play, we had unprecedented demand and it was such a pleasure to re-connect with so many of our clients and…

North Sails Ireland is operated by Loft Manager and One Design Expert Nigel Young at his Cork Harbour base at Myrtleville. The company specialities include Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage and Sail Washing. Working with Nigel are Maurice O'Connell, Shane Hughes and Richard Marshall.

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